In less than a year, the city of Madison will no longer exist. What’s next? | Local government


In less than a year, the city of Madison will dissolve and approximately 370 acres including the Alliant Energy Center will become part of the city of Madison. Another 196 hectares are being cultivated at the city of Fitchburg. The municipalities are still planning the transition, which will take place on October 31st.


Almost 20 years after the plan is approved, the city of Madison will cease to exist next fall, and its residents and property will be taken over by the cities of Madison and Fitchburg.

Approximately 6,236 residents and 502 acres of taxable assets with an estimated value of $ 469 million will change jurisdiction upon dissolution of the city on October 31, as will several well-known features of the city including the Alliant Energy Center, the UW Arboretum, the busy Novation Campus, a RV park, car dealerships, and the humble town hall itself.

Some shifts have already taken place. As of November 1, 2020, the City of Madison has been offering fire, rescue, and construction supervision services in the city.

In early November 2021, just before moving in, take a tour of the completed homeless camp on Dairy Drive in Madison.

Madison expects to spend about $ 1.4 million to absorb about 4,846 people and 370 acres of the city’s land. More than 27% of the city’s residents who come to Madison City are Latinos, compared to less than 7% of the city, and more than 13% are blacks, almost twice that of the city.

To cope with the growth, the city is deploying police, fire services, and more.

“In a very short time (city) residents have access to a range of community aid programs,” said Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. “Our parks department will focus on removing diseased ash trees and assessing maintenance needs in new city parks. The 2022 budget also included additional funding for expanding city operations to urban areas, including road works, trash, leaves, snow removal, and manufacturing. Road repairs, police, fire brigade and the regulatory office for new polling stations. “


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